Tag: history

May 25, 2015

The WWII Vet that Stopped an Enemy Sniper with his Trumpet

The WWII Vet that Stopped an Enemy Sniper with his Trumpet

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQzRxGuBn0k?rel=0&w=800&h=450%5D Captain Jack Tueller recounts the time he played a famous German love song for a lone sniper still at large, two weeks after D-Day. You can read more about Captain Tueller’s incredible story at this CNN article from 2009.

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May 11, 2015

Old School Parkour from the 1930s

Old School Parkour from the 1930s

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8nnhLSx-UE?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=800&h=600%5D Watch these 1930s daredevils show off their parkour skills in this vintage clip!

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May 4, 2015

Remarkable HD Footage of Berlin from July 1945

Remarkable HD Footage of Berlin from July 1945

[vimeo 126267047 w=800 h=450] The video quality is astonishing. Fascinating HD color video shows the situation of the city in summer 1945, just after the Second World War and the capitulation of Germany. Daily life after years of war. Pictures from the destroyed city, the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Adlon, F├╝hrerbunker, Unter den Linden, rubble…

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Feb 5, 2015

How ‘Green Screen’ Worked Before Computers

How 'Green Screen' Worked Before Computers

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msPCQgRPPjI?rel=0&w=800&h=450%5D For those of us who grew up in the age of CGI, green screen is just “a thing that computers do”. But how did effects like this work before the age of pixels? With the help of some suitably shiny graphics, here’s a quick summary by Tom Scott. If you enjoyed the…

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Jan 29, 2015

Drone Captures Haunting Aerial Footage of Auschwitz 70 Years On

Drone Captures Haunting Aerial Footage of Auschwitz 70 Years On

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=449ZOWbUkf0?rel=0&w=800&h=450%5D Drone video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it is today – 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The camp in Poland is now maintained as a World Heritage Site and is visited by thousands of tourists and survivors every year. Auschwitz was the largest camp established by the…

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Jan 29, 2015

Artist Develops 31 Rolls of Lost Film Shot by a Soldier in WWII

Artist Develops 31 Rolls of Lost Film Shot by a Soldier in WWII

[vimeo 116735360 w=800 h=433] Watch photographer Levi Bettwieser of The Rescued Film Project discover and process 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago. Bettwieser knows nothing about the person who shot the film or who it belonged to, but these never seen before photos offer a glimpse…

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Jan 23, 2015

If You Only Watch One Archery Video, Please Let It Be This One

If You Only Watch One Archery Video, Please Let It Be This One

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk?rel=0&w=800&h=450%5D Legolas who? Hawkeye what? Meet Lars Andersen, the man who wants to revive the ancient art of battle archery. Watch as he demonstrates his unorthodox technique while completing a wide array of extremely technical tricks and manoeuvres.

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Nov 16, 2014

10 of the Worst Business Decisions Of All Time

10 of the Worst Business Decisions Of All Time

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D71hPMg7-tg?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0&w=800&h=450%5D Turning down the most successful band in history and rejecting the chance to buy one of the world’s most important inventions are just two of the 10 worst business decisions of all time.

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Oct 24, 2014

Jackie Chan’s Best Story Ever

Jackie Chan's Best Story Ever

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8CtOqJy6xM?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0&w=800&h=450%5D All you need to know is that it involves Bruce Lee.

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Sep 22, 2014

The Causes and Effects That Led to World War I

The Causes and Effects That Led to World War I

[vimeo 105681474 w=800 h=450] 100 summers ago the countries of Europe collapsed quickly into war: it was sudden but also strangely inevitable. Countless books have been written since about the causes of The Great War, but in this video essay, delve.tv offers an alternative history. By tracing the story backwards in time, they stumble…

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